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You Can Hear The Sound of My Soul! My Soul to Keep now in Audio!

October 19, 2013 Leave a comment

I have some great news. After a long and arduous journey, the audiobook version of my soul to keep is FINALLY available!

 

soulaudiocover

Written by: Sean Hayden

Narrated by: Ren Ruiz

Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins

Series: Rise of the Fallen, Book 1

Format: Unabridged

Available at: [Audible][Amazon][iTunes]

(coming soon to Amazon and iTunes!)

It was only a wish. Connor Sullivan was painfully average. The very highlight of his existence was going to school, doing homework, and playing video games. He thought nothing would ever change that. Unfortunately, homework usually screws everything up.

A cut, some blood, and a hastily scrawled promise to sell his soul for his fondest wish… and all hell breaks loose. Literally.

The Demons take him up on his offer.

In a last ditch effort to keep his soul, he wishes to become one of the demons, or Fallen as they call themselves. Connor thought he had found a solution to his problem. He never fully understood the meaning of the phrase, “From the frying pan into the fire,” until his wish was granted. The biggest catch? Never ever fall in love with a human…

And then, she walked into his school. Beautiful, red-haired, funny… and blind. Connor’s heart didn’t stand a chance. Neither did the Fallen’s rules. He had saved his soul, but could he find happiness without hurting the girl he loved? Or would secrets Jessica didn’t even know she had destroy them all?

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It’s HERE It’s HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!

April 14, 2012 3 comments

Well my friendly friends, the time has come. The moment we’ve all been waiting for. Okay, mostly me, but I’m still sharing 😛

Remember that book I wrote? Origins? Ringin’ a bell?

Yeah, well guess what folks! THE SEQUEL IS OUT! YAY!

So do me a flavor. Go buy it. 😀

Go rate it. Give it lots of stars.

Stars are shiny and pretty.

I like lookin at stars

So please help

😀

Available at:

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[Amazon US]

[Amazon UK][Amazon DE][Amazon FR][Amazon IT][Amazon ES]

Don’t forget to click that thumbs up button too! 😀


Goodreads Badreviews

March 30, 2012 16 comments

I’m a pretty thick skinned individual. I’ll admit it. When people talk about me in a negative way, I shrug it off pretty easily. One thing that I will not tolerate is when someone speaks ill of my kids or the person that I love. I get all snarly and growly when that happens. Being thick skinned is a pretty handy trait if one decides to become an author. It can be a pretty cruel world. It seems like for every BAD review you get, It takes a hundred GREAT reviews before you stop questioning your desire to continue being an author.

I’ve had a few bad reviews. I usually shrug them off as, “Well, you just can’t please EVERYBODY.” Individuals have different tastes. It’s what makes us human and I’ve always respected that. Take Stephanie Meyer for a prime example. She’s sold like 52 bajillion copies of the Twilight Saga. Have you ever heard anyone say, “It was okay.” No. The twilight books are a love/hate relationship. You either love it or you hate it. I personally don’t care for sparkly vampires with bushy eyebrows, but again, that is my opinion. To each his own.

I’ve been noticing a trend lately and I don’t mean with just me. I’m friends with a TON of authors out there on both Facebook and the Twitter. It feels like lately people are just going around posting horrible reviews  for the sake of being different, just to be negative, or even out of fun. It’s been happening a LOT lately. A friend of mine on FB who is REALLY selling a LOT of books, had one person from Germany just flat out say the book is garbage don’t buy it. My friend had Amazon do a little inspection of the review and as it turns out, the person never even bought the book. Um…okay?

I don’t claim to be the world’s most best or most exciting writer. I like to think I tell an exciting, enjoyable, funny, scary story. My first book Origins was released just over a year ago and has been on Goodreads the entire time. It’s been reviewed by a BUNCH of great folks give me some even greater reviews. It made me really proud. Up until today it’s received 31- 5 star ratings, 10- 4 star ratings, 1- 3 star rating, and 1- 2 star rating with a total of 23 reviews that made me sooooo proud. A couple of months ago I did a giveaway on the site. I gave away 3 signed copies. Today one of the people who won posted a 2 star rating and a review that shoved a dull rusty spoon through my heart.

I won this book through Goodreads first reads giveaway.
I felt like the book dragged on and on and it took me months to read it. I just got really bored with the characters. It had the potential to be really great but Ashley was so childish and the way her character was written seemed poorly executed. It picked up a bit towards the end but I was still rather unimpressed. I think it spent too much time in Ashley’s head with her rather droll and unintelligent sounding monologue rather than focusing on an exciting world of vampires and other supernatural creatures

Yeah. Ouch.

What killed me about the review is it was the COMPLETE opposite of what everyone who’s ever read it told me what they loved MOST about the book. The character’s in Origins were fun and funny. They loved the dialog between the MC and her partner. Etc, etc, etc.  Maybe this reviewer either just had her own opinion, which I completely respect. Maybe she just likes posting negative reviews. I know for certain I’ll probably never know. I’m good with that. One thing I do wish though, if you ARE going to post a negative review of my work, PLEASE, at least get the main character’s name right. I might feel you actually read the book.

WILD AND CRAZY GUY

August 10, 2011 Leave a comment

HEY!

I’m giving away 3 copies of the paperback version of Origins on Goodreads. Did you enter to win? Did ya? Huh? Well? Didja?

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Origins by Sean Hayden

Origins

by Sean Hayden

Giveaway ends August 31, 2011. See the giveaway details at Goodreads.

Enter to win

OMG OMG OMG

March 25, 2011 8 comments

NO I’M NOT PREGGOS! No I didn’t win the Lottery (If i had I’d have somebody writing this blog for me). No, none of my cute fuzzy animals died. And no, my novels aren’t number one on amazon.com yet. Yet. I said yet. If you people will buy them I’m sure they will be. No pressure. Don’t feel bad for me. 86,345 is a perfectly acceptable rank for a first time novel. I’m happy with it. I’m not going to seek you out if you don’t buy it. Okay, maybe I will, but i promise not to hurt you. I’ll just do childish things to the foodstuffs in your pantry.

No, my OMG OMG OMG moment came the night before last. You see, I’ve had several requests for a video interview. Now I don’t know if you know this about me, but…

I’m not a shy person.

So I figured shooting a video starring yours truly would be a snap, easy peasy, walk in the park, piece of cake, easy as pie (crap, now i want cake and pie). Holy friggin crapcakes batman! I was W    R   O   N   G!  You see there is one very simple thing I am shy about. Being an author. I will blather about my little quirks, how i feel about things, how I feel about people, you can pretty much name it. Put me in front of a camera and ask my about writing……………..

Ya. Not so good.

I started sweating like Chris Farley. I got chills. I could feel fear creeping along my spine. I could feel every pore close up and pucker in mindless terror. My hands started shaking and my limbs started flailing. My pupils dilated and the roof of my mouth dried up like a San Antonio International Airport Runway. It was bad, really really really bad.

Okay, I’m exaggerating a little, but I was freakin UNCOMFORTABLE. I don’t like being out of my comfort zone. I don’t like it one bit.

But, I put on my big boy pants, re-shot the crap that was unusable, and got through my fear. Doctor Phil woulda been proud.

So I gave my video shot in HD 1090p to my video guru, could make Rosie O’Donnell look like Angelina Jolie.

She gave it back to me. You see I have this spiffy video camera from Sony called a Bloggie. Even gots me a tripod for it. Screws in the bottom. Camera stands upright. Hey, did you know video is supposed to be shot horizontally? ME NEITHER! I even said that to my guru friend. “Well that’s the way the camera sits on the tripod.”

She told me to, “Flip the part the camera sits on sideways and reshoot.”

I said, “Shit.”

 

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TO BLOG, OR NOT TO BLOG…

March 21, 2011 6 comments

Or, Blogging for the sake of blogging.

I’ll be honest, the only thing keeping me from rambling off daily posts of complete nonsensical whimsical blatherings is that one thing we can all use more of…TIME.

Well I have come up with a solution.

No I didn’t invent a time machine, although that would be cool.

No I didn’t find a commercial packaged buy one get one free insanely large box of time at Sam’s Club either. (I’ll let you in on a little secret…I FRIGGIN LOVE THAT PLACE! OMG, have you seen their boxes of cereal?)

I did however come to a realization this weekend.

You don’t make time. YOU FORCE YOURSELF to get everything you need to get done in the allotted time you have. End of story. You make sacrifices, you learn to expedite, or you ask friends to help you (They always have more time than you, its the way the universe works).

Because of my lack of available time slots with which to fulfill all my daily tasks, wants, and needs, my blog has fallen into disuse. I have only popped on to share news or schedule other authors to stop by and speak there mind. Well as of today….It ends.

I shall be here more, I shall share my insane ramblings, I shall speak my mind on world issues…

Okay maybe not, but I shall share my insane ramblings.

So expect to see me everyday. You might not like what you read but i will make you one promise…I will do my damndest to make you laugh, chuckle, or giggle.

 

 

Categories: About my books

What I Dream About

March 8, 2011 10 comments

Nope, it’s not a post about what I dream about at night. I’d have to change the rating of my blog and hand out Xanaxto all my friends who read my blog before I delve into that world! It’s not for the faint of heart. No, this post is just a little something in need to get off my chest. No, it’s not a confessional post about what I did with your sister in high school! Sheesh, would you let me finish. This post is simply my VERY BEST CASE SCENARIO for what I would like to see happen with Origins and the Demonkin series.

You see, I was watching TV last night. I have  tivo. I brought up the guide. LO AND BEHOLD! This is what I saw on the guide and it made me grin.

I knew they hadn’t gone behind my back and secretly turned Origins into a made for television movie. BUT, seeing Origins up on the screen gave me that “what if” feeling. That right there is my dream. To have my book turned into a movie. Of course I’d want a damn cameo. I’d like to be one of the background vampires. You know the ones? A brief screenshot, maybe a line? Then they get either decapitated or have a silver stake shoved through their heart? That would be cool.

Who would I cast as my other characters? Oh, that’s easy. See, I sorta write around movie stars. It’s easier to keep the characters in my head straight.  Want me to share? Okay,  I will.

 

Ashlyn: Would have to be played by none other than Dakota Fanning. She’s the only actress I can see playing her. She’s the right age and build and would probably love playing a non sparkly vamp.

Michaels: Greg Grunberg. Who? Ya. Greg Grunberg. He played an agent in the show Alias. He was also on the show Heroes. Great actor, goofy, funny. Perfect for Michaels

Thompson: Michael Clarke Duncan. You’ll remember him as bear from Armageddon? Yeah. Very Thompsonish.

Reese: Harrison Ford. HEY! It’s my dream, I can have Harrison Ford in it if i want 😛

Cicero: Robert DeNiro. DUH!

Marcel: It would all depend on how he could pull off a french accent, but I’ve got Alex O’Loughlin from Hawaii Five-O in my head

That’s about it.

So, when you wonder what I’ll be dreaming about tonight, it will be production sets and movie deals.

Dream Dangerously.

 

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